Elmo And The Office

luther-siler

Elmo lay in a tangled mess of feathers and contraptions on the floor.

“I thought disguising myself as a canary would help me get this job!” he wailed (to the world or to himself, he knew not).

Poor little Elmo. At three and a half years old, he was still too young to understand the world.

Little did he know that what we achieve is a function of who we are on the inside, not who we project ourselves on the outside as.

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Every week, storytellers from around the world gather for Friday Fictioneers where they interpret a prompt given by the amazing Rochelle. This week’s prompt, above, is by Luther Siler and this is my interpretation of it.

© Ankita Kala 2015

9 Comments Add yours

  1. misskzebra says:

    The bit in brackets tickled me for some reason. Overall, a very thoughtful story.

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    1. Ankita says:

      Thank you 🙂

      Like

  2. That’s funny. I always got my best jobs when I was disguised as a canary.

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    1. Ankita says:

      Hahah.. Elmo should take lessons from you! 😉

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  3. Love that last line! Elmo learned!

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    1. Ankita says:

      Thank you! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Dale says:

    Yes, one of life’s lessons well learnt!

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